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Central Bank Digital Currencies Would Be A Novel Type Of Money
Vitas Vasiliauskas, a member of the Governing Council of the ECB and chairman of the board of the Bank of Lithuania, has come out generally in favour of wholesale central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). vjkombajn / Pixabay Broadly defined, a CBDC is a digital form of central bank money that is different from balances in traditional reserve or settlement accounts.
The Best Opportunities In Crypto Aren't Decentralized
Blockchain enthusiasts dream of a day when the services they enjoy most are offered courtesy of a purely peer-to-peer infrastructure. On the backs of participants’ bandwidth, decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges (DEXs) already provide cross-border, feeless transactions to literally anyone who signs up and connects their blockchain wallet. Bitcoin itself is very decentralized, which is a security advantage due to the immense
Firstrade Launches Overhauled Commission-Free Trading App
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Less than a year after it completely eliminated all commissions on stock, ETF option and mutual fund trades, online brokerage firm Firstrade Securities has launched a major redesign of its commission-free trading app. Firstrade’s new app aims to combine all the functionality of its online investing platform with the convenience of trading right on its customer’s mobile devices. Read more
NexChange Interview Series: Stefan Rust, Bitcoin.com
In this installment of the NexChange Interview Series, NexChange’s Olga Yaroshevsky chats with Bitcoin.com’s head of business development, Stefan Rust. The two talk about peer-to-peer payments, industry challenges, regulations, Roger Ver’s new project, and more. Have a gander:
Mobile Payment System Will Soon Replace Credit, Debit Cards In Pakistan
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mohamed_hassan / Pixabay Pakistan’s federal minister for science & technology Fawad Chaudhry has set his eyes on introducing a mobile payment system in the country. A day after launching the Islamic calendar and moon-sighting website, Chaudhry said in a tweet that his next big challenge was to bring mobile payment system to the country. Mobile payment system to make transactions
2019 SALT Conference: Lubin, Novogratz, Roubini Talk Crypto Winter
Notes from Joseph Lubin, Michael Novogratz and Dr. Nouriel Roubini from their presentation at the 2019 SALT Conference called “Crypto Winter: Ice Age Or Great Thaw?” mohamed_hassan / Pixabay Crypto Winter: Ice Age Or Great Thaw? Joseph Lubin – Co-Founder, Ethereum Michael Novogratz – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy Digital Dr. Nouriel Roubini – Professor of Economics, Stern School
Global Blockchain Has A Big Future According To A Deloitte Survey
Deloitte’s new global blockchain survey results released earlier this week show that more than half of enterprise respondents cited blockchain as a top-five strategic priority, and a further 56% stated that blockchain will disrupt their industry. jaydeep_ / Pixabay Please find below commentary from experts in the blockchain space — including representatives from NEM Ventures, Concordium, Travala.com, UTRUST, Neutral, Hedera,
Webull's CEO Reflects On One Year Of Offering Traders Zero Commission With Zero Compromise
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On May 21st, 2018, Webull Financial opened our mobile trading platform with the vision to bring professional grade tools, resources, and features to all traders for free, regardless of account size. Over the past year, the Webull team has worked tirelessly to improve our customer experience by constantly adding new features for trading, account optimization, and social interaction. Our efforts
2019 SALT Conference: How Digital Payments Drive Entrepreneurship
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Notes from Frank Bisignano, the Chairman and CEO of First Data, from his presentation at the 2019 SALT Conference called “Connecting The World: How Digital Payments Drive Entrepreneurship.” vjkombajn / Pixabay Connecting The World: How Digital Payments Drive Entrepreneurship Frank Bisignano – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, First Data Anthony Scaramucci – Founder & Co-Managing Partner, SkyBridge Q1 hedge fund
Cryptocurrency History: From Satoshi And 1.0 To Blockchain 5.0
From the first mention of blockchain in 2008, this terms became an extremely hyped buzzword. It’s difficult to find a modern person that didn’t hear about crypto. However, blockchain is a less familiar idea for the overall audience as people prefer not to dive into the tech debris often. The catch is that proper knowledge about the described projects brings